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Pakistan reaffirms support for Saudi over Iran

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with Pakistan Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif.  /SPA

Special to Nuclear state Pakistan has reaffirmed its support for Saudi Arabia, saying any threat to Riyadh will be met with a response from Islamabad. In a Jan. 10 statement, Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif pledged Pakistan’s support […]

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Putin pivots to Pakistan in another blow to U.S. strategic interests


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Russian President Vladimir Putin, once derided by Barack Obama as presiding over a “regional power,” is demonstrating Russia’s global reach not only in Syria and Ukraine but with new economic and political […]

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Senators demand immigration histories of Calif. shooters, other terrorists

Sens. Jeff Sessions, right, and Ted Cruz.  /Alex Wong/Getty Images

Special to Sens. Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz have demanded the Obama administration release the immigration histories of the terrorists who killed 14 in San Bernardino, California on Dec. 2. “A response is not only long overdue, but urgent […]

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Sheriff Joe deputizes armed Americans for war on terror: ‘I’m concerned about what’s going on’

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Special to Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling on Arizona’s 250,000 concealed weapons permit holders to fight terrorism in the homeland. On Dec. 1, one day before 14 died in a San Bernadino, California massacre involving 28-year-old Syed Farook, the […]

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Iran’s nuke ambitions confirmed: Former president reveals meetings with Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Special to Iran has long intended to attain nuclear weapons capability, going so far as to enlist the help of rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said. In an interview with state-run […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Pakistan, China move quickly on economic corridor from Gwadar port over India’s objections

No problem, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif assured China's visiting Vice Minister of Ministry of State Security Dong Haizhou. / ISPR

Special to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif on June 10, 2015, assured the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that there would be no hurdles in the completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Report: Saudis may buy nukes from Pakistan to answer Iran deal


Special to By Backgrounder, Saudi Arabia intends to purchase nuclear weapons from Pakistan in response to Iran’s nuclear arrangement, according to a U.S. official. “There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House […]

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Fatwa by Pakistan religious leaders brands suicide attacks un-Islamic

The Pakistani religious leaders announced that May 22 would be observed as a “Day of Peace and Love” against terrorism and extremism.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Some 200 religious scholars have issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against suicide attacks. The decree, issued at a conference in the eastern city of Lahore on May 17, described such […]

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How the U.S. special relationship with Pakistan lost out to China’s strategic ‘silk road’

Gwadar, Pakistan could develop into a major Chinese port.

Special to by Harlan Ullman The visit of China’s President Xi Jing Ping to Islamabad and the promised commitment of some $45 billion to develop a new “silk road” through Pakistan could be a stunning geopolitical as well as […]

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